So a fan post was made a few days ago about the possibility of bringing Charlie Weis in to run the Jets offence next season.
Moments ago it was confirmed that Notre Dame have decided to fire Charlie Weis, which means that this seems to be a perfect time to discuss what people think about this.
Brian Schottenheimer has always been a hot and cold discussion with Jets fans, one week he is one of the smartest guys in the game, the next, maybe he is too smart. For around two years now he has been tabbed for a head coaching spot in the league, and now it's only a matter of time before he gets one. So discussing life after Brian seems to be quite valid.
So I'm really going to open this one up for discussion, as a Notre Dame fan, I have my own opinions on Charlie, and I never really had a problem with his play calling after all the Notre Dame offence has been quite prolific, he is not getting fired because of his work on the offensive side of the ball, he is getting fired because of his inability to build a defence, which in turn has led to more losses over a three year span than any previous head coach of Notre Dame.
Let's not forget that Charlie Weis has already been the offensive coordinator with the Jets between 1997 and 1999, and in 1998 the Jets finished 4th in the NFL in total offence.
He has moulded Jimmy Clausen at Notre Dame into a first round talent, Jimmy had numerous flaws in 2007 and 2008, and Charlie worked to correct these over the off-season, he forced the ball too much, he often refused to throw it out of bounds, and was stubborn in checking down to his hot reads and running backs, he was flushed from the pocket too often.
Now what we see from Jimmy Clausen is a composed QB, who stands tall in the pocket, gets rid of the ball when he needs to, always willing to check down to receivers and hardly ever forces the ball. Clausen had 17 interceptions in 2008 and only 4 in 2009, two of which were on his receivers. He is a different guy and a better quarterback, no wonder he feels a sense of appreciation for Charlie Weis.
So let's for a minute say that Schottenheimer leaves after the 2009-2010 NFL season and Charlie is looking for work, would you hire him?